Mansfield University International Festival to be Held April 21

MANSFIELD, PA— “Akwaaba: The Celebration of Culture and Diversity” will be the theme of the annual Mansfield University International Festival to be held on Saturday, April 21 in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Alumni Hall, Room 311. Doors will open at 5 p.m., the program begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

The program will feature an evening of international cuisine, music and entertainment.

Haritha L.D.M. Wijewardene, a 1989 MU graduate, will travel from Sri Lanka, to attend the festival as a special guest.

As a student, Wijewardene led the Mansfield student delegation to the Model United Nations. He has distinguished himself in literary spheres, having won many prizes in short story competitions and is the author of Short Stories from Sri Lanka and around the World. Wijewardene manages his own business in Sri Lanka and is vice president of the International Centre for Strategic Innovation.

Tickets are $10, $5 for children ages seven to 12, and are available in Alumni Hall, Room 311, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

MU students can pick up their one free ticket at the same location by Wednesday, April 18. ID is required.

For more information, email or call (570)662-4381.

The International Festival is sponsored by the Mansfield International Students Organization (MISO), the Black Students Union (BSU) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. It is funded by student activity fees.

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